This week in TV HBO watches the Watchmen and ABC does some Damage Control.
- Collider is reporting that Zack Snyder and HBO are in talks for a television adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen. No details are currently known about the deal at present though.
- Dr Who is getting a new spinoff. Called Class the new series will be aimed at the young adult audience and is set in a high school in the Whoverse whose students are tasked with protecting London from other worldly dangers.
- Lionsgate has acquired the rights to The Kingkiller Chronicles series of fantasy novels by Patrick Rothfuss, hoping to turn it into movies, television and videogames.
- Deadline is reporting that a pilot for a Lethal Weapon TV series has landed at Fox
- Marvel and ABC are developing a new half hour comedy set in the MCU called Damage Control according to IGN. Damage Control will be about a department that is tasked with cleaning up the damage left by superhero battles. Some of their duties include returning lost ray guns, rescheduling a wedding after the original venue was vaporized and tracking down a prized parrot after it’s been turned to stone. the series currently has a pilot commitment.
- CBS is rebooting MacGyver with Fast and Furious director James Wan.
- Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger and Rome producer Jonathan Stamp are producing The Perished Land a twelve part fantasy series with Germany’s Beta films Deadline reports.
- Fox is adapting Australian film These Final Hours for television.